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Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA

Searchable directory of Tourist Railroads, Railway Museums, Excursion Trains and other railroad attractions in the United States.

Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA Subcategories:

Midwest USA (162 links)
  North Dakota
  South Dakota
Northeast USA (141 links)
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New York
  Rhode Island
Pacific Coast USA (119 links)
Rocky Mountains USA (44 links)
Southeast USA (125 links)
  North Carolina
  South Carolina
  Washington DC
  West Virginia
Southwest USA (42 links)
  New Mexico

There are 637 links in this category

Maine - Oakfield Railroad Museum
Oakfield, ME - Our Museum is dedicated to the early years of Railroad Transportation. Besides seeing the historic wood frame station building, you can be intrigued by hundreds of photographs- some of which are over a century old. There are also vintage signs and advertising pieces, signal lanterns, original railroad maps, telegraph equipment, newspapers, a Hand Car and a Motor Car, restored mail carts, the C-66 caboose, and a weathervane that came from the top of the old water tower that was demolished in 1982. We even have a small scale model of our Railroad Station! Our museum is staffed by volunteers. Don't be surprised if you meet a retired BAR railroader! (Bangor and Aroostook Railroad)
Info: URL: http://www.oakfieldmuseum.org/ (Added: 21-Jan-1999)
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Maine - Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad
Phillips, ME - The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of one of the original two-foot narrow gauge railroads that were unique to the state of Maine. This railroad, located in the mountainous region of Franklin County, was the longest of the five two-foot railways that once serviced the state. The fans of the SR&RL RR are literally worldwide as evidenced by our log book entries.
Info: URL: https://www.srrl-rr.org/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Maine - Seashore Trolley Museum
Kennebunkport, ME - The Seashore Trolley Museum was founded in 1939, with one open trolley car, #31 from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad. Today, our collection contains over 250 transit vehicles, most of them trolleys, from all over the United States, Canada, and many other countries. We are the oldest, and largest electric railway museum in the world. The Seashore Trolley Museum is a non-profit, educational institution, staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Our mission, is to preserve for future generations, a very important part of American transportation history.

The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell A division of the Seashore Trolley Museum Streetcar service was inaugurated on Saturday, June 28, 2003 with New Orleans Car 966.

Info: URL: https://trolleymuseum.org/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Maine - Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
Sheepscot, ME - Maine's Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington (WW&F) Railway was a two-foot narrow gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894 until 1933. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north, never making it to either Waterville or Farmington. The Great Depression brought about the railroad's scrapping in 1937.

The WW&F Railway Museum was founded in 1989 to restore and rebuild the original railroad. Since then we've restored 2.5 miles of railroad, rebuilt several original railroad cars, and are restoring a steam locomotive. Today you can climb aboard our train for a ride back in time.

Info: URL: http://wwfry.org/ (Added: 15-Jul-2000)
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Maryland - B&O Railroad Station Museum
Ellicott City, MD - Housed in the "Oldest Railroad Station in America", this landmark site is a living history museum concentrating on the early years of America's first railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Period living historians interpret daily life on the railroad and in Ellicott City from 1827 through 1868. The museum offers a wide variety of artifacts, 19th century memorabilia, and a 1927 I-5 Caboose.

In the adjacent Freight House, visitors enjoy an operating 40' HO-gauge model train layout of the original thirteen miles of track stretching from Baltimore to Ellicott City and award winning videos, which change with the programs.

Info: URL: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Baltimore-Ohio-Station-at-Ellicott-City (Added: 24-May-2003)
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Maryland - B & O Railroad Museum
Baltimore, MD - The B & O Railroad Museum: The Birthplace of American Railroading. In affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, The B&O Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading through the history and stories of the B&O Railroad, the C&O Railway, the Western Maryland Railway, and the railroads of the mid-Atlantic region.
Info: URL: http://www.borail.org/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Maryland - Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) museum , dedicated to preserving Baltimore's public transportation history, especially the street railway era .
Info: URL: http://www.baltimorestreetcar.org/ (Added: 10-Jan-1999)
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Maryland - Brunswick Railroad Museum
Brunswick, MD - The mission of the Brunswick Heritage Museum is to tell the story of Brunswick, past to present, through dynamic presentations and programs for history lovers and rail fans of all ages. For over 30 years, the Museum has preserved the history of Brunswick. Known during the Civil War as Berlin, this small town along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was incorporated as Brunswick in 1890. That same year the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad began construction of the 5 mile rail yard that would reshape Brunswick into a company town with a population of over 5000!

The BHM can be seen as two museums in one. On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the story of a town built by the B&O railroad at the turn of the 20th century and the people who lived here. Recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece complimented by exhibits that recall the lives of the railroaders and their families in the early 1900's. Upstairs on the third floor is our 1700 square foot HO Scale model railroad that depicts the B&O Metropolitan Subdivision beginning at the west end of Brunswick's rail yard and running eastward through Montgomery County communities all the way to Union Station in Washington D.C. The model railroad comes alive with many interactive elements.

Info: URL: https://www.visitfrederick.org/listing/brunswick-heritage-(railroad)-museum/254/ (Added: 11-Jan-2002)
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Maryland - Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
Chesapeake Beach, MD - The exhibits in The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum depict the thriving history and life of the railway and the amusement park. The Museum offers a wide variety of objects and artifacts, both original and best representations of the era. The Museum brings the railway and amusement park to life with pictorial displays, postcards, oral histories and memorabilia. Our exhibits range from railroading lanterns to a Dentzel carousel kangaroo from the park as well as authentic period bathing suits. Visitors may also enjoy our diorama showing the train depot and boardwalk as it appeared in the early 1900's. In addition, the Museum also offers a DVD presentation of the history of the Chesapeake Beach Railway which includes oral histories of the amusement park that was part of the resort area. The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum is home to the last known railcar, The Dolores, which is located behind the Museum.
Info: URL: http://chesapeakebeachrailwaymuseum.com/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Maryland - Friends of President Street Station
Baltimore, MD - The historic 1849 President Street Station, the oldest big city train station in America, has been restored in 1997 after a 15-year long battle to serve as the Baltimore Civil War Museum. The terminal of the old Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad was later absorbed into the Pennsylvania Railroad. Construction was supervised by Isaac Ridgway Trimble, later a Confederate major general who participated in the famed Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Longtime head of the line during the 1850s and 60s was President Samuel Morse Felton who notified detective Alan Pinkerton of the existence of an assasination plot against President Abraham Lincoln on his way to his inaguration in Washington in February 1861, causing Lincoln to re-route his trip and pass through Baltimore at night. Several months later the station was also the site of the "First Bloodshed of the Civil War" on Friday, April 19, 1861 as the 6th Massachusetts volunteer militia regiment accompanied by the 26th and 27th Pennsylvania regiments ("The Washington Brigade") were attacked while attempting to pass through to get to the Nation's Capital for its defense after the earlier firing on Fort Sumter and the subsequent call by the President for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the rebellion. The Baltimore Civil War Museum has displays and multi-media presentations regarding the railroad history, unique architecture of the station, as an Underground Railroad escape route and its Civil War heritage with the occupation of Baltimore and the state. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated by the Maryland Historical Society (website: http://www.mdhs.org) and supported by the Friends of President Street Station, Inc. The PSS is also on the list of the Maryland Civil War Trails program.

The site is located at 601 South President Street; Baltimore, MD

Info: URL: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/presidentststation/ (Added: 1-Nov-2016)
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